Film Events

Still Mine
Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Canada / 2013 / drama / English / 103 min.

Based on true events and laced with wry humor, STILL MINE is a heartfelt love story about fiercely independent farmer Craig Morrison (Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house on their 2,000 acre farm for his wife (Academy Award® nominee Geneviève Bujold), whose health is starting to fade. Although Craig Morrison is using the same methods his father, a...

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

what is NORMAL? profiles five Madisonians with disabilities who grew up in state institutions. The film contrasts the barren environment at the institutions to the rich engagement in the community life the five now experience. All of them bring the viewer into their daily lives and show the diversity and productivity they have found in work, relationships and artistic expression. Following the film, join us for a discussion with producer Mary Jo Oathout and some of the stars of the film...

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

La haine (translation: Hate)is a 1995 French black-and-white drama film written, co-edited, and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. The film depicts approximately 19 consecutive hours in the lives of three friends in their early twenties from immigrant families living in an impoverished multi-ethnic French housing project in the suburbs of Paris, in the aftermath of a riot. Kassovitz received the Best Director prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival for this work.

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

Come to Pinney and see a new release or other feature film on in HD on our big screen. Lights refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Pinney Library.

There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

USA / 1996 / Comedy-Drama /98 min/ rated R

Filmmaking siblings Joel Coen and Ethan Coen both embraced and poked satirical fun at their Minnesotan roots with this comedy-drama-thriller that earned seven Oscar nominations, winning for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant police chief whose affable, folksy demeanor masks a whip-smart mind. When a pair of motorists are found slain not far from the corpse of a...

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

a series of programs for adults, including films, educational talks, craft projects and more! Today's screening is postponed because we are a polling place for the spring election on Tuesday, April 7.

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 301

The story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community are shared in a documentary from Wisconsin Public Television. This documentary explores the many ways Vel Phillips strived to build a better community in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. Beginning with her upbringing,Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams shows how she achieved several firsts throughout her
life, rising to prominence as one of Wisconsin’s great civil rights leaders and later...

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 6:30pm
Goodman South Madison Library

Madison filmmaker Chuck France presents Jazz in Exile, his documentary on the exodus of African American jazz musicians to Europe. The film features jazz musicians Phil Woods, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Randy Weston, Richard Davis, and others with interviews and performance footage, and has not been screened in Madison for over two decades. A short Q & A session will follow the film.

France has also produced several pieces for Wisconsin Public Television’s Wisconsin Life...

Stella Women's Academy cover art
Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

When Yura Yamato's roommate Sonora asks her to join her club, it quickly becomes clear that the girls of Stella Women's Academy are VERY different. It turns out that she belongs to a club known as C3 (which stands for Command, Control and Communications) whose main afterschool activity is playing survival games! It's not a typical teenage girl pastime, but Sonora and her trigger-happy friends are seriously into it. The question that puts her in the crosshairs of a dilemma is if she has what...

The Genius of Marian
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

The Genius of Marian (documentary film)
Filmmakers: Banker White, Anna Fitch
refreshments will be served
please call 824-1780 to reserve seats
Documentary / USA / 2013 / 90 min.
The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her...